Medications

New type of drug might ease migraines

(HealthDay)—Migraine sufferers who cannot get relief from existing medications may soon have a novel treatment option, a new trial suggests.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Why do women get more migraines?

Research published today reveals a potential mechanism for migraine causation which could explain why women get more migraines than men. The study, in Frontiers in Molecular Biosciences, suggests that sex hormones affect ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

FDA approves first drug aimed at preventing migraines

(HealthDay)—The millions of Americans who suffer from migraine may have a new source of hope—the first drug aimed at preventing the headaches gained U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval on Thursday.

Cardiology

Migraine linked to increased risk of cardiovascular problems

Migraine is associated with increased risks of cardiovascular problems (conditions affecting the heart and blood vessels) including heart attacks, stroke, blood clots and an irregular heart rate, say researchers in a study ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Migraines linked to high sodium levels in cerebrospinal fluid

Migraine sufferers have significantly higher sodium concentrations in their cerebrospinal fluid than people without the condition, according to the first study to use a technique called sodium MRI to look at migraine patients. ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Migraines may be the brain's way of dealing with oxidative stress

A new perspective article highlights a compelling theory about migraine attacks: that they are an integrated mechanism by which the brain protects and repairs itself. Recent insightful findings and potential ways to use them ...

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